A SEASON OF CELEBRATION
The music of the holidays is abundant along the Treasure
&oast. )rom +andel·s Messiah at )irst %aStist &KurcK in
9ero %eacK to caroling at tKe )estiYal of 7rees Kolida\ band
and choral concerts, to dancing to a big band at the Port St.
Lucie Civic Center, there are many choices.
Sunrise Theatre spokeswoman Anne Satterlee says the
)ort 3ierce tKeater is Kosting seYeral Kolida\ music
shows including Dave Koz with guest jazz musicians, and
a nostalgic Old English Christmas with Peter Noone and
When it comes to fun events, the Treasure Coast is all
over it. Take the kids ice skating at Riverside Theatre in
9ero %eacK during )estiYal of tKe 7rees or to a &Kristmas
parade in Hobe Sound, Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Sebastian
or 9ero %eacK. 9isit +eatKcote %otanical *ardens in )ort
3ierce to enMo\ tKe loYel\ and Seaceful gardens Àlled witK
lights and holiday music.
,n )ort 3ierce tKe SoSular 6igKts and 6ounds on 6econd
)estiYal and 3arade returns on 6unda\ 'ec. . ´,t·s one of
tKe best and largest Sarades in tKe areaµ 0ain 6treet )ort
Pierce spokeswoman Pam Gillette says. “We have over 100
SarticiSants and eSect SeoSle to enMo\ tKe Sarade.µ
The theme this year is Cattleman’s Christmas Parade in
Konor of tKe tK anniYersar\ of tKe 6and\ 6Koes )estiYal
%ut 6igKts and 6ounds also NicNs oͿ tKe season witK tKe
lighting of the Christmas tree in the roundabout, children’s
activities and holiday vendor booths, and the beginning
of a month of dancing lights on palm trees in the park on
Melody Lane. >>
The Hall of Giants at McKee Botanical Garden in Vero Beach is so big that
it dwarfs the large Christmas tree set on top of a table.